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Continuum Emission

(continuous spectrum such as black body radiation or bremsstrahlung)

A Continuum Emission is an Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) producing a range of Wavelengths rather than a Spectral Line, i.e., a Continuous Spectrum. Types:

Two-Photon Emission is relaxation of Atomic Excitation producing two photons instead of one. It happens when quantum rules forbid the normal single-photon emission and when frequent collisions are not inducing the relaxation, specifically in low-density ionized gas.


(physics,EMR,emission,continuum)
http://www.astro.yale.edu/vdbosch/astro320_summary27.pdf

Referenced by:
Black-Body Radiation
Bremsstrahlung
Star Formation Rate (SFR)
Synchrotron Radiation

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